Public Sector Network Tender Alert


392682-2012: UK-Kings Norton: Special-purpose road passenger-transport services

The scope of the project is for the provision of transportation of the Trusts Organ Retrieval Team and unaccompanied organs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week including weekends and Public Holidays. A critical aspect of the service is the safe and timely transportation of the team and organs, in accordance with the Directive 2010/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation;
The Human Tissue Authority (the Authority) has been selected as the body that will set standards for the quality and safety of transplant organs across the UK under the EU Organ Donation Directive and has developed a number of National Operating Procedures.
It is imperative that the service provided is compliant with the aforementioned National Operating Procedures and in particular the following:
NOP 003 - Packaging, Labelling and Transport of Organs in Deceased and Living Donation and Transplantation
Standard Operating Procedure SOP3888/1 - Reporting an Organ Donation or Transplantation Incident to NHSBT (updated November 2012).
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To provide the above transport, the retrieval teams must be available within 1 hour from the time of initial contact. The Trust requires one contact number for all requests.
There is a need for robust contingency plans to be in place to ensure continuity of service, as well as the ability to provide multiple retrievals in one day.
Transportation is required for all road transfers and may include flight transfers within the United Kingdom and Europe.
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University Hospitals Birmingham
Procurement, University Hospital Birmingham NHS FT, Units 32-34 Melchett Road
For the attention of: Will Savage
B30 3HG Kings Norton
Telephone: +44 1216272924
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Address of the buyer profile:

Contract value: See section II.1.5 or the available Memorandum of Information.Please refer to online PQQ for further details.

Published: 11 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 7 Jan 2013